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    Macula Month 2022

    We kick off Macula Month celebrating a huge win for the macular disease community, as the major political parties reject a 69 per cent rebate cut for sight-saving eye injections.

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    Annual research update

    Macular Disease Research Update: November 2021

    MDFA’s summary of the past 12 months’ research into macular disease.

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    Research study measuring the impact of AMD on quality of life

    If you have AMD, you could help this MDFA-funded study.

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    Meet the author: Dymphna Stella Rees

    Eye injections have saved Dymphna’s sight, helping her publish ‘A Paper Inheritance’.

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    2021 Research Update: Early-stage treatments

    Many potential drugs enter early-stage development. Only a few treatments will progress to late-stage development. This update details early stage treatments.

    Macula Matters recent updates

    2021 has seen a number of macular disease drug developments. Macula Matters has selected a few of the most relevant.

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    Potential treatment for atrophic AMD on the horizon

    Results have now been presented at medical conferences in the USA.

    MDFA launches eye health video series

    MDFA has released a new series of educational videos to help Aussies better understand macular disease.

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    Third anti-VEGF agent reimbursed by PBS

    Beovu has become the third anti-VEGF drug to be subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the treatment of wet AMD.

    Eye healthy eating selection: salmon, fruits, vegetables

    Nutrition and AMD

    Dr Liubov Robman’s MDFA funded study investigated the role of nutrition in age-related macular degeneration.